Medical Alumni Association Scholarships
Many of you know that state funding of public universities has declined over time, but few know just how dramatically. UCLA state support has fallen to seven percent of total expenditures—less funding than private institutions receive in other states.
To help offset the growing cost of a medical education for today’s students, the UCLA Medical Alumni Association (MAA) launched a scholarship campaign in the 1990s. Since that time, alumni and friends have contributed nearly $2 million to MAA endowment funds, which now provide meaningful support for numerous medical students annually. In recognition of the extraordinary efforts of the classes of 1955, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1979 and 1981 that have each raised $100,000 or more, UCLA named scholarship funds in honor of these classes.
White Coat Fund
In the medical profession, the white coat is the symbol of clinical service and care. The White Coat Fund connects generations of physicians, supporting initiatives such as the annual White Coat Ceremony and other student focused endeavors.
The MAA hopes that you will thoughtfully consider making a gift in honor of your class and our future physicians and healthcare leaders. Several alumni have already pledged between $5,000 and $25,000, payable over five years. The MAA’s goal is 100 percent participation and we welcome gifts of all sizes. Every gift matters. Each donation makes a difference. Join us today!